Baker’s Lodge in Murchison Falls National park is the newest accommodation facility within the upmarket Uganda Exclusive Camps and Lodges group, opened officially in early 2015
Situated on the South bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park this intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area that has been cleared of all the dense undergrowth to reveal beautifully trimmed grassed areas, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed.
The direct river access ensures that boat excursions along the Nile are definite highlight including visits to the Murchison falls themselves, downstream to the delta area and scenic sunset or sunrise cruises. For the more traditional game viewing 4×4 safari vehicles and guides are available for excursions through the National Park as well as to the nearby Budongo forest where forest walks and chimpanzee trekking is possible. Special meals including bush breakfasts and dinners are an additional treat available for guests.
Baker’s Lodge derives its name from the historic English explorer Samuel Baker. In the late 1800’s he and his companion, Florence spent some time in this area during his expedition along the Nile river, where he was the first European to view and consequently name the Murchison Falls a little further upstream.
The lodge provides a thatched central lounge, bar and dining area which is raised with wooden decks all around allowing guests to savor the morning sunrise for breakfast, sunset in the evening with 180 degree river views and the cool breezes thereof. The swimming pool area offers a welcome option to cool off from the day’s activities and enjoy the sunset views.
Each of the individual thatched accommodation cottages is raised from the ground on supporting pillars and has it’s own deck overlooking the river. Care has been taken to ensure each of the current eight (up to ten in future) cottages has privacy as well as excellent views either up or down stream. The large, airy facilities have netted windows with opening options, customized solid wooden furniture, hanging mosquito nets and especially selected locally crafted items for the accessories. The en suite bathrooms are open plan with solar hot water showers and baths with a view in some units. Solar lighting complete the services for this eco-friendly top quality establishment.
In keeping with standards expected of an establishment such as this, full multi course dining with choices are offered as well as a good selection of wines and other bar items, all served by our well trained and experienced Ugandan staff team.
We look forward to hosting you soon!
OUR LODGE FACTS AT A GLANCE
You can get in touch with us via our Contact Form or call us on +256 772 721 155 during office hours (please note that Uganda local time is GMT + 3 hours)
8 large, individual riverside thatched individual cottages with en suite bathrooms offering flush toilets, warm solar showers and some rooms with bath-tubs
All cottages have uninterupted river views
Thatched cottages offer netted windows with opening options and mosquito nets for sleeping under.
Elevated central lounge/dining and bar area with 180 degree river views
Swimming pool area with river views
Activities include river cruises for game and birdviewing, game drives, waterfall viewing and hikes, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo and scenic drives.
Specialised Bush Breakfast and Private riverside dining options are offered
Central area recharging facilities, UK square 3-pin plugs 240v
WiFi Internet access available
In room safety deposit boxes
Children and families welcome with some units able to cater for two adults and two children